Now Vodafone Portugal has jumped the gun by publishing the full details in their catalog. The new device is called the HTC Desire C with rather entry low specs that consists of a 3.5″ HVGA display pushing 480×320 pixels resolution, 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera and 4GB of on board storage.
Despite its no frills underpinnings, the Desire C runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is interesting to note that the hardware specification is rather similar with the current HTC Wildfire S.
No details of pricing yet but it is rumoured to be less than 200 Euros which is below RM800.
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After unveiling the HTC One series, an entry level smart phone is expected to be released soon. Dubbed as the HTC Golf, the device you’re seeing here is rumoured to be the upcoming HTC Wildfire C, the successor of the Wildfire S.
In terms of specs, it comes with a 3.5″ display pushing 480×320 pixels, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on board storage which is expandable with microSD. Over at the back, there’s a 5MP camera and what’s interesting to note is the presence of a front facing camera. It runs on Ice Cream Sandwich and it is likely to run on a single core processor of 1GHz or below.
Previously the Wildfire / Wildfire S was demanding a rather high price tag beyond RM1000 mark. Since its higher spec HTC One V is priced at RM999, we might be looking at a more affordable price tag below RM900, which makes it a worthy competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Y.
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Last week, U Mobile has introduced a new series “other” postpaid plans which offers primarily data with a sprinkle of free calls and SMS – depending which plan you’re on. Now they have started offering phone bundling with the HTC Wildfire, HTC Desire S & Samsung Galaxy S II on their U28, U58 and U88 plans.
In terms of offer, with a 24 months contract of U88, you can get the Wildfire for RM663, the Desire S for RM1213 and the Galaxy S II for RM1613. The subsidy amount is very little for a 24 months contract. As comparison, the Galaxy S II is offered at RM1499 with 18 months contract of U Value prepaid of RM68/month.
For more details, head over to U Mobile bundling page.
Maxis is offering a time limited sale on selected smart phones which offers lower monthly commitment than before. Usually Maxis bundle its devices with a minimum bolt on of 500MB data plan of RM58/month and this time, they offer more options with a much lower RM38/month which gives you 250MB of Data. For BlackBerry, the plan on offer is the BIS Entry of 250MB at RM40/month. This offer is valid from now until 14th August 2011.
Among the devices on offer is the HTC Chacha, the original HTC Wildfire, Huawei Ideos S7 tablet, Motorola Backflip and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. The bundle pricing you see above are tied with a shorter 12 months contract period. Here’s the comparison of the minimum offer before and after:
RM499 with 500MB plan, now RM799 on 250MB data plan
RM699 with 500MB, now RM699 on 250MB data plan
RM1149 with 500MB, now RM1099 on 250MB data plan
Huawei Ideos S7
RM1029 with 500MB, now RM999 on 250MB data plan
BlackBerry Pearl 3G
RM799 on BIS Pro (RM90), now RM1099 on BIS 40 plan
While RM38 a month is cheaper, it costs more per GB. Therefore those who will be highly likely to use more than 250MB/month within the 12 months contract period might want to look at higher data plans instead.
For more details, head to Maxis mid year sale promo page here.
HTC is doing a promo at PC Fair which is happening at Melaka International Trade Centre starting tomorrow, 3 – 5 June 2011. Among the devices on promotion are the latest models such as HTC Sensation, HTC Flyer and the recently announced HTC Wildfire S.
Although the prices for the latest models remained as per RRP, HTC is throwing a couple of extras. For the Flyer, they are giving out free screen protector, 16GB microSD memory card and a 4800mAh Battery bank. The HTC Incredible comes with a 4800mAh Battery bank while the Wildfire S is bundled with car kit. Other models are bundled with free gifts too so view the full size image above for the details.
Surprisingly the original HTC Wildfire is only RM100 cheaper than the latest model but they have thrown a 16GB microSD, screen protector and casing to make it more appealing.
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At RM1,099 outright, the HTC Wildfire S is probably the country’s cheapest Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. The Screen size is similar with the original Wildfire at 3.2-inches but thankfully the screen resolution is much better at 320×480 pixels, double the outgoing model but don’t expect fancy Super LCD or Super AMOLED screen technology though the screen is strengthened with Gorilla Glass.
Powering the Wildfire S is a 600Mhz processor with 512MB of RAM and 512 of internal storage. The device accepts MicroSD expansion up to 32GB. Imaging comes in the form of a 5MP rear camera with LED flash but regrettably there’s no HD video recording support.
Other than that, you get the whole gamut of features that are standard in any contemporary smartphone including Bluetooth 3.0, 7.2 HSDPA (HSUPA 384Kbps) and GPS. At 1230mAh, the Wildfire’s battery capacity is smaller than what we would like
The HTC Wildfire S will be available in ‘Bloom Pink’, ‘Silver White’ and ‘Dark Gray’ at all HTC authorized resellers.
Head on over to after the jump for a promo video of the HTC Wildfire S.
Get ready for massive around KL over the weekend, PC Fair is back! And as always you can expect some deals and promos from the many device manufacture and distributors in Malaysia.
HTC is no different putting out revised pricing for its range of devices and throwing in a free spa voucher worth RM1,390 as well as a 1+1 year warranty for all devices.
In all honesty, the revised prices are not that great considering the vintage of these device and that LG Optimus 2X is just RM1,899 outright and our current Android favourite, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc with its Exmor R 8.1MP camera and Bravia Engine 4.0 Reality Display is the same price as the Desire HD outright, but if you’ve always been a fan of these HTC devices that are on offer, PC Fair weekend would be a good time to hunt for a great bargain.
UPDATE: FAQ for the BlackBerry Buy 1 Free 1 offer available here. Both devices must be signed up 24 months contract with RM468 up front payment each.
U Mobile has recently renovated its Flagship store at Berjaya Times Square. In conjunction with the opening, they are doing a couple of promotions particularly a Buy 1 Free 1 offer from 1PM to 7PM today, 23rd March 2011 with Nokia E5, HTC Wildfire and Nokia 7230 shown. It is not clear how it works but most likely it is tied with a contract postpaid plan.
That’s not all, for the next 30 days they are also doing a lucky draw, BlackBerry Buy 1 Free 1 offers and Free U Broadband modem bundling.
View the full details here.
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U Mobile is on a roll today after announcing its long awaited HSPA+ service. Now they have also announced a range of phone bundlings that’s tied with different plans and contracts.
Some of the bundle offers are the same such as the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and Bold 9780 going for RM90/month and RM142/month respectively with 12 months contract of U Mobile BIS Plan. The U Mobile Huawei MiFi too is the same at RM210 with U Broadband plan.
What’s new is that U Mobile is offering an Android device, the HTC Wildfire for only RM199 with 24 months contract of U Premium Plan. We have no idea about this new U Premium Plan and it is not even on U Mobile’s website. In the previous bundling plan for Nokias, there was a PAYU Voice plan which is added on top of an existing UB68 data plan that looks similar with DG Smart Plan.
For those who want a cheap phone without contract, there’s the U Mobile SOU which supports 2 SIM and priced at only RM230 outright. For that price, it includes a U Mobile Prepaid starter pack, a RM50 top up voucher plus an extra battery.
Head after the break for more bundles of Nokia devices which includes the Nokia 7230, Nokia E5, Nokia X3 Touch & Type and Nokia C7.
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HTC has freshen up its Android lineup for this year with the HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S. This replaces its previous HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire were the key drivers of Android for HTC last year. For the new product update, it is funny HTC decided to add “S” behind the model names which sounds similar to its Korean rival Samsung.
Naming aside, let’s see what has HTC improve and let’s see if the latest Desire and Wildfire has what it takes to continue the momentum generated last year.